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|There is no better strategy for impacting federal policy than advocacy. Join the Alliance's national advocacy efforts in 2014! Click on the campaign links to the left to learn more about getting involved in securing additional funding for key homelessness programs.|
Members of Congress are much more likely to focus on ending homelessness if they understand how it affects people and programs in their district. The more they hear from constituents about how programs are preventing and ending homelessness in their district, the more likely they are to act. It's up to us to convince our Members of Congress to take action!
Many communities have reduced the number of people who are homeless by using efficient, solution-focused interventions. To continue making progress, especially in the midst of the current economic climate, adequate federal investments in affordable housing and homelessness assistance are critical. Advocacy is the best strategy to cultivate the political support needed to get the resources we need to prevent and end homelessness.
The pages in this section describe ongoing efforts to improve federal policy affecting people experiencing homelessness and how you can get involved. Get involved with the Alliance in 2014 by clicking on the campaign pages on the left. The Alliance had two dedicated campaigns for FY 2014, focusing on McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants and veterans. Stay tuned for the launch of our FY 2015 campaigns in conjunction with the release of the President's Budget Proposal in February.
In addition, our Advocacy Tools, Advocacy Calendar, and Advocacy Updates provide concrete steps for getting involved. If you would like to strategize about your organization's advocacy efforts, please contact Kate Seif, Policy Outreach Coordinator at the Alliance.